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Feb 2017

Latest on the rocket attack – Baghdad Situation Update

On the 11 Feb 2017, a large gathering took place in Tahir Square. It had originally been billed as a ‘spontaneous demonstration’ as the Shia cleric Sadr had called for a million-man demonstration and attempted to march towards the International Zone (IZ). The ISF closed the nearby roads and bridges, and eventually engaged the demonstrators […]

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Feb 2017

Kidnapping in Iraq

This week’s latest outrage by the terrorist group, Abu Sayyaf, in the Philippines has brought kidnapping back into the focus of the world’s media. Kidnapping has been part of the way of life in the Middle East for centuries. It was a part of the standard modus operandi of the inter tribal feud and a […]

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